Hungarian tourism unaffected by Russian-Ukrainian conflict

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The conflict between Russia and Ukraine will not "dramatically" affect the number of Russian tourists holidaying in Hungary, deputy state Hungarian secretary for tourism Viktória Horváth said today.

Guest nights spent by Russian tourists in Hungary rose in June by 3%  and by 11.7% in the first half year-on-year, however the increase was smaller than expected, the state secretary said in an interview to business daily Napi Gazdaság.

With the rouble getting weaker, traveling abroad has become more expensive for Russians, while a number of Russian tour operators have gone out of business. However Hungary remains an attractive destination for Russians, mostly because of its spas, Horváth said.

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